Pupil Council Host Fancy Dress Run for Charity
Last week pupils from across all years joined forced for two charity park runs in aid of the WESC foundation, a specialist day and residential centre for adults and young people living with visual impairment.
WESC also provide a high-quality education for those living with such disabilities, enabling them to lead more fulfilling lives.
The events were organised by our Pupil Council, a team of dedicated pupils who regularly meet to discuss school issues and plan fundraising activities for the whole school to enjoy. This summer, they decided to use the popular King’s Loop run as part of their main charity event.
Dressed in all manner of fancy dress (think superheroes, pirates, unicorns and more!), the children gathered on the start line, ready to tackle the 2.5k course. After the obligatory, “On your marks, get set, go …” the school grounds became a sea of colourful costumes as over 100 children took to the track.
As a result of the pupils’ dedication, donations are coming in thick and fast. The money raised will go toward the production of specially-made trampolines for blind children, as well as new and improved guide sticks. It is also hoped that the money raised can go towards classroom space for enrichment activities such as dance, drama and sensory exploration.
Pupil Council Co-ordinator, Karen Foster, said: “It was a vibrant week of activity. Thanks to the Pupil Council and the determination of our staff and children, we managed to successfully host not one, but two charity runs.”
She added: “Thank you to everyone who got involved, and to those who have donated so far. We couldn’t do it without your help!”
Published on: Thursday, January 1, 1970